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Suffer with Migraines? Magnesium Could Help

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Do you suffer from migraines?

If yes then according to a review completed by Sun-Edelstein et, al., (2014) Magnesium could help reduce the severity and frequency.

A double-blind placebo-controlled trial included in this review reported that migraine attack frequency was reduced by 41.6% in the group treated with magnesium compared to 18.6% in the control group. The treatment was active, meaning a daily dose was taken for prevention.

Another trial also double-blind placebo-controlled reported that women suffering from menstrual migraines treated with 360 mg of magnesium divided into three doses throughout the day resulted in a reduction of the number of days suffering from a headache, and total pain index was significantly reduced. Furthermore, symptoms from menstruating were also improved, according to subjective Menstrual distress questionnaire.

Conclusions;

Take a daily dose of magnesium to prevent migraines and for women with menstrual migraines and other problematic symptoms take a daily dose of magnesium when menstruating. Oral magnesium is well tolerated at moderate doses divided throughout the day. Higher doses above 1000 mg can cause abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

Reference;

Sun-Edelstein, C., & Mauskop, A. (2014). Role of magnesium in the pathogenesis and treatment of migraine. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 9(3), 369–379. http://doi.org/10.1586/14737175.9.3.369

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